How does sound transmit through ceilings and floors?

Sound passes through ceilings and floors as vibrations.  Sound pressure waves generated by footsteps, music or voices in an upper flat, penetrate and travel through the floor boards, joists and ceiling in the form of vibration.  They radiate from the ceiling as sound pressure again; weaker but in many cases still too powerful and loud.  Either side of joists, the sound pressure turns to vibration through the floor – back to sound pressure through the air void – vibration again through the ceiling – and back to sound pressure in the flat below.
The solution

By installing a soundproof ceiling with our Oscar Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling range, you will stop the vibration that causes the transfer of unwanted noise between floors.

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